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Cougar football to host USC Trojans Saturday

river2PULLMAN, Wash. – It’s another home football weekend at Washington State University, where the Cougars will play host to the Trojans of the University of Southern California Saturday in a Pac-12 conference game at Martin Stadium beginning at 1:30 p.m.

By mid-week, more than 3,000 tickets remained available for the game. Tickets can be ordered by calling 1-800-GOCOUGS.

It will be another weekend of special events on the Pullman campus for Cougar fans and friends. And once again, it’s not just Cougar football on the bill, with the Cougar women’s soccer team taking on Pac-12 opponents at home on both Friday and Sunday.

In games scheduled to be televised by the Pac-12 Network, Cougar women’s soccer will host the Bruins of the University of California at Los Angeles in a contest starting at 2 p.m. Friday on the Lower Soccer Field, then return again to the pitch at 1 p.m. on Sunday for a matchup against the USC Trojans.

Friday

Fans arriving Friday may want to begin the festivities at the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center 3-6 p.m. for a wine tasting featuring Cougar-connected wineries Bergdorf Cellars and Baroness Cellars. The WSU Viticulture and Enology Club and students from the wine business management program will be on-site to share their wine knowledge and pour the featured wines.

Tasting tickets are $5 each and will be available at the door. Must be 21 years of age or older to participate in the wine tasting.

Other Friday events include: the Feast of the Arts, a popular sellout dinner series beginning with a reception at the Museum of Art/WSU and progressing through a four-course gourmet meal prepared by WSU’s School of Hospitality Business Management; a live performance of “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” a classic 1950s sci-fi radio drama brought to life at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Pullman Civic Theatre, 1220 NW Nye St.; or an exhibition of the work of Lawrence, Kan.-based artist Roger Shimomura, whose paintings and prints address sociopolitical issues of Asian America, at the Museum of Art/WSU.

Saturday

As always on home game weekends, Saturday’s events will include Kickoff at the CUB, featuring food and family-friendly entertainment in a festive atmosphere in the CUB senior ballroom beginning three hours before game time. Attendees can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Palouse from the ballroom balcony, watch football games from around the country, enjoy Butch and the Cougar marching band and participate in numerous giveaways and activities.

Also on Saturday, the general area of Rogers Field to the west of Martin Stadium will be the site of a number of activities that open three hours prior to game time. Cougar Mania, the corporate tent area, remains located on Rogers Field.

Just adjacent to the west, Cougar kids will find Cougville, a play area complete with activities and inflatables. To the east, toward the Martin Stadium scoreboard, fans can meet and socialize in the Cougar Den. Food and refreshments are available in all three locations.

For a complete list of activities on campus, see www.footballweekends.wsu.edu.

Parking

General parking for home football games is available on campus in designated parking areas on the eastern side of campus. General parking permits can be purchased online prior to game day for $15 or at the entrances to the lots on game day for $20. General parking lots are filled on a first come, first served basis. Game Day parking information and a link to a campus general parking map are available online here. For additional information regarding general parking, call WSU Transportation Services, 509-335-PARK (7275).

For the convenience of those who might wish to park off-campus, WSU has teamed up with Pullman Transit to establish Park and Ride locations where fans can park vehicles for free and catch a Cougar-themed Pullman Transit bus for the ride to Martin Stadium. Buses are scheduled to arrive and depart from each location at approximately 15-minute intervals. The Park and Ride lots will be opened three hours prior to each home game.

A map of Park and Ride locations is available at http://bit.ly/ZibJxZ.

Overnight RV parking permits for this weekend’s game have been sold out. Additional RV parking information is available online at http://bit.ly/1tCs3T0.

Fans should also note that Stadium Way will be closed from three hours before kickoff until 1½ hours after the end of the game. Find helpful Gameday Traffic and Travel information at http://bit.ly/1whpyHS.

For a complete list of athletic related information: www.wsucougars.com/gameday/.

 

Media contact:

Robert Strenge, WSU News, 509-335-3583, rstrenge@wsu.edu

 

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